Welcome Elizabeth Battiste and Emily Mata


Martin Waymire is expanding and strengthening our award-winning team with the hiring of Elizabeth Battiste as an account executive and Emily Mata as an assistant account executive.

Elizabeth comes to us from the Michigan Senate, where she was a digital media strategist and developed and implemented a central digital program for the Democratic caucus. She previously served as director of operations and digital strategy for Change Media Group, a digital consulting firm in Lansing she helped grow from the ground up. At Martin Waymire, she will provide account management as well as digital strategy to many of the firm’s clients.

Emily is a recent graduate of Michigan State University with two years of experience in social media and state government, including working for a Lansing PR agency and on Gov. Rick Snyder’s communications team. As an assistant account executive, she will support Martin Waymire’s digital communications and social media efforts.

“Elizabeth brings to the table a solid public policy background, exceptional strategic social media and digital marketing knowledge, and the ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines,” said Partner Roger Martin, APR. “Emily understands the changing landscape of the communications field and is well-versed at crafting strategic messages that will translate across multiple platforms for our clients.”

Martin Waymire principals and staff have a long track record of effectively managing public relations, advocacy and issue campaigns across Michigan for small to large corporations, coalitions and associations.

“With the addition of Elizabeth and Emily, our staff continues to grow to meet our growing book of business, a testament to our increased strength and the excellent clients we serve throughout Michigan,” Martin said. “We’re thrilled to bring such strong additions to our award-winning team.”

Please join us in welcoming Elizabeth and Emily to the MW family!